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lowa County Democrat.
* VOL. XII. THK HVrKWHKAT (WKK. My fl.tpjitrk! Tis >f thoo- Tin’ll that aai > i-sl miili mo, of thoo l sin: Thou that with ii rk art frhil, Then lautri-ril on one sido, With ntaplo syrup thick uppUod Thou luscious thinu 1 < and >u\ orv morsel mine ! \\ h l t sic is like to thine, Well hutlerec! one; 1 love to Match tl.ee try. To see cook loss 1 hoe llilth. Amt stick thee with a fork to try II t hint me done I I Tefore the luiiiU ol’diiM ;; J i The cook, with many a yawn. The hatter makes. 'then, ut the lucid last hell. Down rush the hoys peii-mei). Am! nil eelikhled y ell. • (• I intekwheat eakel” O red fared cook, to thee Shull loud encomiums he Torever more! Soon, when our stomachs (Vrl <Mipressi il hy such a meal, \t i prondsi you that we’ll h at somewhat slower. Am 1 when our spirits riso To dw ell in I'uradise, Our hope is this : A corneous llilotie our soat, Fair houris at our fret. Hot hitcKwheat cakes to eat— What greater Idiss; THE UHONtI IMBHEI.LA. An Everyday Story. It is lamentable that the moral sense of mnnkiml hikes so little aeeoiuit of the rights of properly as regards hooks anil umbrellas. Many people who are in most respects excellent members of society will borrow hooks without stint, and if they do not return them minus the covers, will keep them without com punction, and when you hint that they | have had them rather long, will mutter. “Confound the fellow! does he think ! want to steal 1 1 is hooks?’’ 1 have had differences with my best friends on this score, and have been asked whether 1 had not better line every body who re tained my valuable volumes beyond a fixed lime, as if 1 were a village library. Sueli insults have been borne with meekness, because I have always re membered with remorse how I once revelled m the (bought of having made away witli Johnson’s umbrella. The laxity of the public morals in the mai ler of umbrellas is truly a.vfnl, hut re tribution will sometimes overtake him ‘ who plots against his neighbor’s para chute. Let me tell how it overtook me. A longtitnt*ago 1 was madly enamor ed of Mary Jane Bowles. Si ary Jane was what yon would call a pocket \ e ntts. and often have I been tempted to tuck her under my arm, like a packet of sugar, and lly to the nearest desert island. She was an artb s-girl, and very fond of society- especially the society of young men with whom I was not on terms of anient friendship. I did not blame her for this, and when she invited me to tea, and 1 found that Johnson had also been invited, my discerning eye observed that this was not coquetry. hut pure exuberance of spirits. Mr. Bowles, I noticed, was of the same opinion, and il was a great satisfaction to me to have my judgment confirmed hy so experienced a parent. Mrs. Bow les, had she been alive, would no doubt have agreed with us. I had known Mary Jane since she wore short frocks. Johnson had known her about a month. It was pleasant to hear her call me Sam and him Mr, Johnson, hut somehow the familiarity in my ease seemed to have lift'd n,,t contempt —0 dear, no! nothing of (hat kind -hut ti sort of nonchalance ( .|' manner. (How useful the 1- t’eneh language is when one wants to express a very delicate shade of meaning.) But that was her artlessness. ‘1 Pear me, Sam,” sin' observed, .at the tea-table, ” what have you cot such a long face for?" Johnson’s attentions had made me a little pensive. “Something must he long to make up for the nrevniling shortness," I said. Johnson was not much taller than Mary Jane. I made a note of that sar casm afterward. My impromptus are t<o often lost. “ Don’t he impertinent, sir! Look in to that spoon. Vour face is exactly like the reflection you see there—isn’t it, Mr. Johnson ?” lie grinned. It was then I observed for the first time the singular breadth of his vis sago. His grin seemed to extend across the room. “If Mr. Johnson will hold the spoon horizontally, he may admire Ins own imago.’’ 1 remarked, playfully. Johnson grinned again. Hu was one of those insanely good-natured men whom il is quite impossible to annoy. “Sam, yon are outrageous" -aid Mary Jane. " Mr. Joints m and I are going ro practice our duet. Yon step here and talk to pa." Mr Bowie- had to 1 .. aroused from the doze into which he u.-ttally dropped after t* a. i; wa- in that habit that my penetration had detected his •nvic-; ii"it that Mary Jam; was an ardent, i feature. I’a woke up. and a.-Iced nn what wre y views on tramways. Hi- < mpo-i --tion was a tine ejhiisty conservatism, and . e disliked innovations. Hi- port wine wo.- line and ••rusty, too; I ;:t that is hy the way 1 wtis listening to t • dm ! overhead. MINERAL POINT. \VIS.. FRIDAY. lANTARV IS. IS7S. and hadja very huli-tinet idea of what the old gentleman said, and of what 1 was saying myself. 1 cannot sing, hut it was not for that reason that 1 objected to the preposterously operatic way in which Johnson was conducting himself. “ Tramways, my dear sir, are. as you so justly observe, tin' chief scourge of mankind. Front the earliest times they have been noted for their hostility to human virtue, and • ! j tiau' t.iiit;- .-nut ('in;, i Cm . "e, I Anri til! sleiil In 1 ttnm'.” : sang Johnson, up stairs. | ” And it is. as you say, monstrous that landed proprietors and bleated householders should override the popu lar protest in this matter, especially as we know that for nni'pe-es of drainage tramways are “ My dear hoy. you are not well,” in interrupted Mr. Bowles, kindly. ” Have a glass of wife," When 1 left the house that evening 1 was thoughtful. It struck me that Johnson had Mary Jane in his eye, 1 could not damage that organ of vision, so 1 decided that nothing would he gain ed hy hitting him, 1 wanted to marry Mary Jane. Shi' was a charming girl, i and her father had a little money. My suspicions about Johnson were continued next day. 1 met a lively friend, who said; " I), von know Johnson ?" ” Well?” "He's going in for the little Bowles. 1 le told me he should pronose to her to morrow night, when he takes her home front Twig’s party." “ Perdition !’’ " Kb? Slap-u’i-girl, isn't she? Thought ! you were sweet that way?” j “ I’erd O. no, not tit all ! There's my omnibus. By-hy !” I Hoing to propose when he took her home from Twig's! By till the pow-eTs,; lie should not lake her home from j Twig's! It had been agreed that I should escort Mary .lane to the halls of Twig. It was ti line night apparently, hut 1 took my umbrella. Il was anew one, surmounted hy an alligator's head in Herman stiver. Fervently 1 invoked Jupiter Plnvius to befriend me. and hop al that John-on would leave hi' tun hrella til home. Il was le>s than ten minutes' walk, hut there was time enough to show a liltle preliminary tenderness, if not to | put the grand question itself. With an | artless girl like Mary Jane il was he.-l jto approach such ,-t subject hy de fffees. i " J was such a night as this, 1 s-od I softly, "when you and I. Mary bine, j trod the grassy turf beside that mur i muring brook " (), 1 remember!" -he exclaimed, laughing in her guileless way. “ I know what you tire going to say. That was the time you fell over the stile, miming away from the hull. And your nose Wits done tip in sti 'king-plaster, yon know; and you scratched my face with it, sir!" I hud forgotten that eireum-tanee; hut what did il matter?" " Yes, Mary .lane," I said passionately. “ And why did my nose scratch your face ! Because my lips were seeking that paradise which now “Hood evening. Miss Bowles." II was Johnson 1 saw his grin in the moonlight, and -confusion! he had hVought his umbrella. There was a little dancing at Twig's, hut I had no pleasure in it. My mind was full of Johnson's ninhivlia. It came before my diseased vision like Macbeth's dagger. I clutched at it, and i had it not. Time wore on. 1 stood at the win dow alone, and looked at the weather. Heavy clouds obscured the moon. I leavy drops began to fill. 'Then the temptation had me in il- grip. “ I iis umbrella !" 1 grasped. "I I'll hide it.” “ It’s a-going to he ti nasty night after all." said a hated voice tit my elbow. “ I helive only yon and I have brought umbrellas. ’There'll he an awful scrim age for cabs. I.uckilv we haven't far to walk." He wtts g; inning more than ever, hut he could not have heard me. A cab would not suit him, of course! He wanted to walk home with Mary Jane, slowly—very slowly, so that—frenzy ! would do the deed. 1 would throw his umbrella— “ <>, Siam, do take me down to re freshments! I asked Mr. Johnson, hut he has forgotten me." She looked up into my face -o he witehingly that my heart thumped as if it were adoor-knpeker in the grasp ( ,f a demon postman. He knew she was . thirsting for elaret-i-tip. and yet h>-left | her. ('tireless |,rute ! What a husband jhe would make ' Whereas it nn in ' me - -lie would iind “ Mery Jane." I whispered, as we left, the giddy crowd that stood around 'he liquid " Man. lane, mitv I see votl , home ?' " If Vi II are it good boy I er!taps yoe | may. But Imre's Mr. Johnson, -.nd | He took her away, hut ,e- looked t hack at n- with a smile. ( really m vet saw stieii ti artie.ss girl in my life. Aid n .w, t ' make a -urain e dotihly slll'e. J crept ll] S tails to the rr-m win li the umbrellas had been left. Tie-e ; - was out and the window open. The melancholy vi>i< e t ,f divers eat- seennd , to protest against the crime. but my nerves worn linn. 1 could 'oe nothing. No matter. 1 knew whom my ntu my had put his umbrella. I groped for it. 1 grasped it by tho terruk'd ond. .Inst thon a fool-stop startled no. 1 rushed to tho window and droppid tho hatohil thing into tho hlaok abyss >o!ow. Thoro i was a splash. 1 felt, a sardonic Joy. lloj had brought his nmhrolh tor foarofl rain. W oil. it might do its dn.y in tho waterbutt ! 1 listono 1. All was quin. The m\t room was in darkno-s, Here . eut.l ho i no ono thoro, 1 wont down to thoro tVoshmont room, drank a glus- ofwino, ohatti'd a whi’ ■ with Mrs ’twig, and re- : covered my self-possession. Then 1 sought Mary ,1 mo. .lolnnon had just | crossed tho room to hot* wlnn 1 catered, j Suddenly she was seized with a vtnlont I lit of coughing. 1 ran for a glass of watiT. When I roturnol tl.o ooughing horamo worso than rvor. Yot that un fooling monstoi, Johnson grinned till I thought tho comers of hismouth would moot iu tho nape ofhis iuvk. AA lion 1 askod if shr foil both r. Mart Jano wont oil'again: and presently the cough was so had that sho had to leave tho room. 1 remarked lo Johnson that she must have caught old; and thou ho coughed. No donht sho had hoon out on tho ha loony w ith him to soo whothor tho rain had ooasrd. Ihit wait a little, my grinning IViond' livery body was now going awav. Willi a liondish delight I siw Johnson walk np stairs to got his hut and coat and his Hal ha ! 1 waited till ho oamo down. Ho was perfectly cool, and did my eyes mock mo" ho had in his hand an tunhn lla 1 1 could not see tho handle, hut of course it was mine Tho follow's impudence staggoi od me. 1 tore up iu the mom ahovo. Thoro was no nmhrolla there, ll u\i.< mine. 1 1 wont down, resolved to make an o\ ample of Johnson. Ho stood in tho hall, leisurely putting on his gloves, Kxense mo," 1 said, calmly, "hut yon havo got my niahrolla.” “ I think not," In replied, w ilii his everlasting grin. " lint von have, - it*. Thole ,anho no mistake ahont it. I’ray i- your tnn hrolla handle an alligator's head in ( h rin in solid silver V" 1 think not," -aid Johnson <illy I lo hold np tho nmhrolla II was mine ' “I am quite ready, Sam U hat's tho matter? You can't I'md y< ur umhrolla ? dear' And Mr .Twig say sho ha lent every umhrolla sho has, Arc you sure you hr.night it? i >. thank you. Mr. Johnson, (lood night, Sam : Mr. John son will “oo mo homo. It isn't raining muoh. and you wot I g< I wot ifyou run all the way.' I don’t know whothor 1 got wot or not. for that madia*, I don't know how i got homo, I holiovo tin Twigs thought I had hoon drinking to > muoh. Per haps 1 had, or how could I nave thrown the wrong umhrolla out of the .vinduw. It was found some weeks later, and when it was hronght in a pulpy oondi (ion hy young Twig, who is the smallest of wags, he suggest od that I should adopt a water hull and uiiihn lla as a crest. Johnson did propose to ” tin* little Howie.- ' during that walk homo. They I are mat riod now. That umbrella hits 'iii.'ss remained a mystery, hut I am st ill convinced of (in.* a rllossiuss of Ma ry Jam - - Tael. A little tael often uv. ioonn dilTietil lios which muoh earnest * n leavor fails ton-move. Just as, a liny holt with drawn, a gate opens which it would have taken many strong-armed ui< n to oast down: and a word rightly spoken, though in i'self a thing little enough, does that wliioh volumes would not ae eomplish at another lime, Tael is in no sense dillioult of attainmoul : it needs, however, that its pupils should dispossess themselves of any self-opin ionated mainn rs, which make tin in contemptible and ohjei tionahle to oth ers. If persons will persist in carrying with them an ungainly self-conscious ness, a determination to he heard hy every *ne, and to he believed in hy every one, and to lord it over every on< , they will soon he consigned to the limbo of nnnro] i.sses.-ing and unponnlar people, w!) ) forget that the outside world nr tains wiser and better people than themselves. Tael is quick to learn, quick to discern when it ought to he silent, as well as when it ought to speak. In this sense it i- consistent with true humility, and with a wi-e recognition of individual imperfection. The victories of several of the greatest <h m ral- in history have been achieved hy the sense of knowing when they were, fee the time, beaten, and having tie tact to reti at for the hour, and gat In a np their broken forces ra.hi a than ri-k all nj•< , a la-t !rn; with Mlpeiior st length ; and ■ .e of the mo.-t sneer-v.(til -tali' nn ii have been eli,"nn-teri/, and hy u tact which kne**.* how to •-■peak right word-sat right i a -on.-, who po--e-. very slender pow*-- of • ifatory indeed. "< in at tliinki e are net apt to he great whi-thas. When a man can’t thii k of anything in- logins to whistle. King Victor Knianiiel. Victor Kmatmcl 11, king of Sardinia j from IMS and of Italy from ISP! to hh death Jam 10th, was horn in Turin, the i capital of his earlier realm, iu lx’o. his I fattier being Charles Albert and his I mother daughter of the grand duke of' j Tuscany Hi' title as heir apparent ; was >uk- of Savoy, mid. r which uanu Ihe distinguished liimself for gallantry i l iu lhi> held iu the war of ISIS with Austria. when the sene' ol wars, instil id lions and intrigues begun that near i 1\ twenty years after expelled the last Austrian from Italy and made it one ! nation under his rule. The disastrous '; [ end of the lirst outbreak compelled the abdication ofhis father iu ISI'J,) I when the young Victor Kmanuel he i came king of Sardinia. He negotiat*d ! a successful peace with Austria and at once entered upon a eareer'of internal reform, aided by his minister fount favour, under who o ouliglilouod and progressive iiilluoiieo ho remained tm til the latter's death, audio whom tin groat results which havo since boon accomplished are lirst of all duo. Those earlier schemes included the reorgani /atiou of tho tiuauoos and the army, the euriailmont of clerical privileges, especially in the monopoly over edit cation and 11 u' secularization of church property. Tho king was oxoommum oali and by the pope on account of these proceedings. The foreign policy ol favour was no loss far seeing and pro duotive of great results to his sovereign than that at homo. It first developed in an alliance with Franco and Kngland in the frimean war, which raised Sin diiiia materially iu rank among Furo j peau powers. The next step was the war of Italian independence iu IS.V.i, in which Sardinia and France joined against Austria, and in which the king took personal part and gained general renown for gallantry m the held At the battle of Sol lor mo lie was personally opposed to the famous Austrian held marshal lleuedek. whom he defeated decisively. The peace of A illafr inea gave him l.ombardy. France, how ever demanded Savoy and Nice a-a reward for his aid. The in xl y ear, ISTiO, he annexed the northern duchies m lof the Papal Stales, and the two Sicilies, all of these having revolted again.' 1 tin ir ruh rs, thr latter through j the eth >rl -of *ei i ihaldi In March, i I sill, Victor Kmanuel assumed the ; title of king T Italy, and iu I S'id re mov'd his capital hum Turin to Flor en.ee, In iS.ib his last accession of territory from Austria was gained in the annexation of Aeiietia after (he seven week' war in alliance with Pins 'in, and m 1*7(1 the fall of l.oiiisNapo loon gave him the long coveted oppor Imiity to remove his capital to Home Since that lime his (Hints have been mainly directed to reforms ol the in (ernal all'nirs of the kingdom which have I less prosperous since the death of favour. The king’s lirst wife was (In' Archduchess Adelaide of Austria, who died in I Sod. His present tiion-a iial ic wife is Uusa A ereellnna, whom he has made countess ol Mira liore, and whom, w iih her eliildreii, are douhless the nelsons eii|ihetnisiieally alluded to as " those who were ae ell: loined In be near him." 'The host known of 1 11 s royal ehildren are Prince lliimlieil who sneeeeds bun as king, and Prince Amadeus, who was fur a short time king of Spain. t s- The Siiiilli'iniiaii I fi'l it ill ion. I It is now thirty years nee I'rofi>ssor Joseph Henry as-umed the direction of the Sniilli'oniaii bequest and organized the i list it ill ion for the diHiisinn o| knowledge, which has rxi rled su< h a heiielie ia I infhn nee ill ft is leln ig and disseminating soil ntilie info) million in the I 'inti'll Stale . Tim original fund of ! .mi 11 :t7U has been increased to $7 1 1,000, ! and a building costing!S'( 10,000 Inis been ! creeled. There i- a library of 70,0tM1 volumes, ehielly the serial scientific pubhealioiis of learned societies, which are of great value, as they cannot lie purchased, and are only procurable by exchange among aflihaled societies. The most important feature of the in stitution is the gn at system of inter national exchanges whirl) lias been founded by Professor Henry. The aim is to keep knowledge moving, and, if any one inis made original observation** of a purely scientific nature, he can look to the Smilhsoiiii n Institution as the willing agent lo further their eireu ition in printed form. The institution has had published twenty one quarto and forty-two octavo volumes <if traiisae lions and reports, and ha- accumulated Ia rare collection illustrating the ethno ! logy and natural history of the world. I< h eat praise i due lo the venerable Professor Henry and to Ids elin ient assistant Pn.fi -sor Mail'd, forth*' ad ! min.ble manner in which the Smithson ! ha > been admiiii*u-re*l. til.: leu, tioi uKos brave Hussiaiis. I wlio have h* i n * ro- iiig the mountain , pa--e in tin - snow mill ice, must hy this i linn-he in a frame of inind not unlike 1 that of tin' Soiithi rn soldi*.j- told of in j a ciinim in i'dote. It was on ;i weary j winter inarch I hat tne ollieer who r*’- liites the -torv saw a solitary -traggliT coming slow ly up the roa 1, Ho seemed i almost l A'liautled ; his clothes v>er<- tat-. I tered. h’s -hoes goli*-, Ids. feet *Hlt and I bleeding ; but through all this wretched- NO. •>:*. ness shone tin' indomitable spiiit of the devoted soldier, the man who would ho found al his post or dead in iho attempt to reach it. I'ho ollieer watched him closely and admiringly, anil, as ho drag ged himself slowly past, hoard him mut tor to himself " I'anm mo, if 1 over lox e another country ." \ eood manv ttpon oaoh side had that feeling at va rious times (hiving the war. though they max not haxo formulated it so tersely V • > Humor. * I'ho lirst thins; in a hoot is the last Hie patent medicine almanae orop is fully vino. Mr. Pints has four beautiful daugh tors in v t a half gallon otTxxeel lasses tionoral tiiant is said to ht> got I ini; fat. Is that the shadow of a third term V \ Poston artid has just finished a pietnro of .hulas Iseaviot. llis evela mation noxx is " Puy Judas I" Willows about fifty eauuot marry in Portugal. The law is designed as a aoteetiou for aged and innoe Oil.haeh olors. The \\ investor I'nss knows of poor Massachusetts families who are strug ling to get through the winter with only one dog. It is assorted of an Phladelphiau that hr died " w orn out by too severe menial oll'orl in (ho study ol how to live xxith out xvork." It ir said that the soring style of the eommon hand organ has only one stop ll begins in the morning and stops at night. Whieh is the oddest fellow, the one who asks a ipiestion or the one who answers'’ I’ho one xvhoasks, heeauso he is the ipiensl. A hopeful minister says that he has no doubt that the lime will eotue xvhon the members of a ehureh elioir w ill he have just as well as other folks. \ ehunk of wisdom from Josh lhl lings "Pont despise youi poor rela | lions. They might get rieh some lime, I and then it would be so hard to explain i things." Manx people are fond ol the emu I pany of their physieian, heeause he i-> i the only person with whom they ran talk continually of I hemsel ves wit hunt interruption, eoiitradieliou or eensure | The following x erse on the death of a small hoy is heart harrowing ' 11 | M |(llPIllH | ill | tMI W lull Ilf Wlh Mil hi!, > iitl !• >1 li ;iiv IIIMII h il Mi’dlll: llow Mill K NVMH lor (lli'lll In llU'l’f Ami i low liih laH irm .liiM? !!• wn Hi i \\ t [ with hi* I lher ihrii, Ah manv alt p ipl can tell. ' Tin solil •! l im liillici’h mm’oiul wlO 'llllll hill* (11(1 lift UNO ll I 111 well \ preeueioiis hoy of S summers, at Irihnles the death of a pel goldfish his sivler’s idol to the fuel (hill he couldn't (ake n joke. Py wax of,i joke he used to eateh it oeeasionally w ith a la nl pin. The Tiilunit is of (he opinion that ninety one cents would he a dollar if enngress would only sav so. Prohahly a sardine would lie a whale if onr re presentatives ni congress would only " resolve " to that eifeet f'/oVvn/o Silt, hr. Urnl,l. (.ii it ini.i; vue'iiß voiis'i. I V lll ■ 1 1 1 huh lira min li raniiXViinl lin |>lii iim'h siild or snug; ,\ ml (ini iiuTii'si i hinu m i lillilreii nuu'lii Ii "On ll xxlillii Xiiu'n' ymilig X li i ■ lulu 1 1- wlilcli t liny n I iihuy A ml, il I to- ll Ml h vx ill’ Inlil, ‘I In' V list unit 'i ll X ki'i'|l on .Xllil ‘ gull " xx In'll l lie y ‘re nlil The papers are Irving to make a el inini' of obelisk; as for instance ; Win n n ri Mil’ ili'imrl il mu' li Kgi'il oliillsl., l ull ami liillgli, Sri" nut In xxnlk I" lll'' ni i’ini, it" liulllilu Is i| I'i'cr ('iii.U)ili The American consul at Aeapideo writes home : " Pve heen imprisoned hy ,limine/." The New Vork Commrr rial Aihrrliw reprovingly asks it this is the kind of language for a diploma!ie represent alive to send to the state de partment. " Po yon really heliova Mr. I’odkina, that any hody i‘onl<l make a head from luilter '!" asked the landlady, "Well, yes, ma'am, I should think they might," said Podkins, us he pushed hack his in dividual butter plate, “ somebody Inn got ns far as the hair with tliis." Full munv u irmii of purest rny sersns I'ln; iliuk, uiiliilli'iim'il ' lives of ixjiisii luiar, Full manjr u nmlil wlm hiynl with In insum) lilts gently clttultorsil up Hi* gulden stair. Full many it fluwnr I" leiriiu In lilu-k unseen And waste I's swiii'lnes* on tli# desert ulr, Full inxny n " ilinnglit It wasn't linuiad " !• 1 ween. Hut po nr Meuse (or bullets 11. the ulr. The old oaken bucket. It’s all well enough to talk about tin* ' old oaken bucket that bung in (lie w ell,” but when a man ha- (akin a good pull out of one and gels a mouth full of slime and a couple of hull load in the ipinU', he rather sours on water taken in that way, and prefers to take liis’n from a tin dip jh i or a broken-snouted pitcher, even if he does <nt in month all the way around to (he part in the hank of his hair, The removal of the mound of ai.h and i li'irin to the east of the railway station on tin- P-ijmliiie at Uonte has lately diselosed a magnificent piece of the ancient wall* of the time of the King-